May 25

vRealize Automation 7.1 What’s New

VMware vRealize Automation 7.1 continues to improve the speed and ease of automating delivery of your IT services with the introduction of a new Integration Framework for IPAM, out of the box support for Active Directory policies along with Application/Deployment Scale Out/In.

Rating: 5/5

May 25

VMware vRealize Automation 7.3 is now available for download

VMware vRealize Automation 7.0 is now available for download

VMware vRealize Automation 7 sets a new standard in cloud automation by radically changing how fast and easy it is to automate the delivery of IT services and thereby accelerating your time to value. This major update has a simplified architecture and includes an installation wizard, the unified blueprint model, and enhanced NSX support.

vRealize Automation will radically streamline your entire infrastructure to application implementation strategy while improving IT agility and greatly reducing your deployment times.

Time to value is key to any organization, to assist you with this, VMware is developing a series of vRealize Automation 7 blueprints that you can immediately use to build on or as patterns. These are available through a link on the product download page below and we will be adding more over the coming months.


VMware vRealize Automation 7.3.0 Download.
VMware vRealize Automation 7.2.0 Download.
VMware vRealize Automation 7.1.0 Download.
VMware vRealize Automation 7.0.1 Download.
VMware vRealize Automation 6.2.5 Download.

VMware vRealize Automation Documentation Page.

Rating: 5/5

Jan 10

vRealize Automation Container Management

Overview of VMware vRealize Automation’s integrated container management services introduced in version 7.2. Seamlessly build, provision and manage docker container resources (hosts), containers and hybrid applications using vRA’s built-in container management capabilities.

NOTE: This video is roughly 35 minutes in length so it would be worth blocking out some time to watch it!

Rating: 5/5

Aug 30

VMware Validated Design for SDDC – Cloud Management and Automation with vRealize Automation Demo

The VMware Validated Design for SDDC is a blueprint for the private cloud that results in an SDDC that is consistent, thoroughly documented, extensively tested from end-to-end, and continuously validated to incorporate new releases of software components. VMware vRealize Automation provides the Service Catalog and self-service portal for the Software-Defined Data Center. In this video, we will review the deployment and configuration of vRealize Automation based on this comprehensive SDDC architecture. Learn more about VMware Validated Designs at or follow updates on Twitter @VMwareSDDC.

Rating: 5/5

Jul 09

VMware vRealize and OpenStack: A Side By Side Look

There seems to be great confusion in the market around VMware & OpenStack. The reality is that VMware can actually provide a DefCore compliant OpenStack based IaaS solution in addition to the popular vRealize Suite. Choosing between these two IaaS solutions from VMware fundamentally comes down to the required consumption model presented to the end consumer of the private cloud. Do you want more advanced functionality such as governance, policy, and other features found in a Cloud Management Platform, or do you want to offer an ungoverned playground like OpenStack which would provide a similar experience to that of a public cloud. VMware’s options for IaaS are explained in this lightboard which discusses the differences between vRealize Automation & VMware Integrated OpenStack.

Rating: 5/5

May 19

VMware vRA + NSX Technical Deep-dive Presentation

VMware vRealize Automation (vRA) is the powerful automation engine within VMware’s vRealize Cloud Management Platform (CMP). vRA is designed to automate not just applications and service delivery, but also the infrastructure ecosystem around them, resulting in an app-centric authoring, provisioning and lifecycle management solution. A critical component of that infrastructure is a Networking and Security strategy that can meet the demands of new and existing applications while protecting enterprises against a modern threat.

While vRA has provided enhanced networking and security integration in the form of NSX in the past, the latest release, vRA 7.x, ups the ante to make building, consuming, and lifecycle managing application-centric network services a core function of service delivery.

This presentation is a technical overview of the integration, services and capabilities delivered with vRA 7 + NSX.
NOTE: This video is roughly 50 minutes in length so it would be worth blocking out some time to watch it!

Rating: 5/5

Mar 01

VMware vCAC 6.x: Managing Existing Infrastructure Services

This video demonstrates how users can perform on-going day-2 management operations, like reconfiguring resources, snapshot, and scaling up a multi-machine service.

Rating: 5/5

Mar 01

Automating the Software Defined Data Center

This video explores how cloud automation and management combined with software defined services will drive the next round IT efficiency improvements.

Rating: 5/5

Feb 27

Intro to Identity Management in VMware vRealize Automation 7

vRealize Automation 7 delivers a new identity management solution via vIDM (VMware Identity Management), providing a reduced architectural footprint, improved HA support, enhanced extensibility, additional authentication support, improved branding, and a variety of new features. Watch this video for more.

For more information visit the vRealize Automation VMware page

Rating: 5/5

Feb 26

VMware vRealize Automation 7 Spotlight Demo

The vRealize Automation Spotlight Demo provides an overview of vRA7’s innovative new features, including federated identity with vIDM, the Converged Blueprint, Network and Application Authoring, and Lifecycle Extensibility with the Event Broker.

Rating: 5/5